Shek and Rank are joined by pal/colleague Akbar Gbajabiamila for a thorough breakdown of an exhilarating week of free agency, including: Wes Welker’s move to Denver; the NFC West arms race between Seattle and San Francisco; Nnamdi Asomugha’s future; and all the winners and losers. And keep listening for the ATL Debate Club with Handsome Hank and Dan Hanzus.
Dave Dameshek is joined by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo to discuss the legendary Ray Lewis. Plus, the guys examine Colin Kaepernick’s rise to stardom and another early-playoff exit for Peyton Manning. (USA TODAY Sports)
Shek and Rank honor the classic divisional round playoffs with an equally spellbinding edition of the podcast. Highlights include Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (@Brendon310) discussing his tweet about the New England Patriots’ “gimmick” offense, driving to the stadium with Ray Lewis, why Joe Flacco succeeds in January, and the response a gay player would receive from his teammates. NFL personnel guru Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) breaks down another postseason Peyton Manning choke, the emergence of Colin Kaepernick, and who to draft first in 2013. Around The League’s Dan Hanzus (@DanHanzus) talks about where last weekend’s games ranked all time, who was at fault for the Denver Broncos’ loss, the Atlanta Falcons’ near-collapse, and the most annoying people in commercials inspired by Black Tie’s (@TundeSMD) weekly shout out.
Shek and Rank are joined by Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney to talk about the differences between Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning on and off the field, head coach Chuck Pagano’s recent team visit, and a possible playoffs matchup against the Denver Broncos. Also, Patriots WR and #DDFP music ambassador Brandon Lloyd discusses Rob Gronkowski’s showmanship and the Patriots’ journey back from London in the midst of Superstorm Sandy. Then Black Tie gives a new shout out and the @NFL_ATL guys stop by to talk Sanchez vs. Tebow, Vick vs. Foles, and upcoming coaching changes.
Shek, Rank & Handsome Hank list which quarterbacks they’d rather have over Tony Romo. The fellas then catch up with Detroit Lions defensive end/friend of the show Cliff Avril to discuss just what’s going on with the Lions a quarter of the way through the 2012 season. Plus, a preview of Week 5’s matchup between long-time rivals Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Shek & Rank welcome their new finger-wavin’ pal from NFL Fantasy Live, Akbar Gbajabiamila (@Akbar_Gbaja) to Studio 66 for the debut of a new segment called ‘Inside Out’, which addresses NFL questions from both the player’s and fan’s perspective. This week’s questions: ‘Do fans care more about the team than the players?’; and ‘Why is it so hard for players to criticize Peyton Manning?’
On Episode 92, Shek and Rank welcome the 49ers’ world-class linebacker Patrick Willis to the show to discuss the influence of Jim Harbaugh and the team’s matchup with the Vikings on Sunday. Around The League scribes @DanHanzus and Mr. Fancy Pants @MarcSesslerNFL join in to talk Schiano v Coughlin, Sanchez v Tebow, and Peyton Manning after his three-pick performance vs. Atlanta. Plus, Black Tie continues giving shout outs to the working class and begins the “No more kneel-downs” crusade BEFORE Jerry Jones. Lastly, the guys end the show with a tribute to the great Steve Sabol.
Studio 66 is stuffed to the gills as Shek & Rank welcome back Handsome Hank from his journey to London, ‘Around The League’ pal, Dan Hanzus, and the first ever female producer in DDFP history, Blue Tie. The gang addresses Tebow & The Other Guy; Peyton Manning’s first game as a Bronco; and debate how T.O. will play in Seattle.
Shek & Rank welcome “Around The League” blogger @DanHanzus back into Studio 66 to discuss Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos training camp debut; the Olympics; and Shek’s assertion that Harrison Ford’s six-movie run from 1980 to ’85 is unparalleled in cinematic history.
On this week’s “Top 100: Players of 2012″ reaction show, Dave and Rank debate Peyton Manning’s placement and the value of Devin Hester’s return skills. The guys also ponder Matt Stafford’s NFL future after his breakout season. Plus, prompted by Black Tie, they start compiling their very own list of the top 50 players in the league.
Peyton Manning in Denver leads the debate on side B of the #DDFP 67. With the help of Craig Dodge from Verticallystripedsocks.com and The Ed, Dameshek’s all-time favorite caller, the guys share their thoughts on what to expect from no.18′s first season in Bronco orange. Plus find out what the Kardashians and Mother’s Day have in common, and how Dameshek became a doctor of mustard.
Dave Dameshek likes football. A lot. He's written and talked about it since last year on NFL.com and NFL Network, and before that on ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, and CBS Radio. Dave is also an accomplished Connect Four player.